Sunday, July 19, 2015

Sunday Travel Photo #49: Colosseum

Colosseum.  Rome. Italy.  February 2015

Overview of the Colosseum and Palatino

The Roman Colosseum is undoubtedly one of the most well-known icons of Italy around the world.  Thus, to give some entertainment of the residents of Rome, it organized battles among gladiators and also against animals and incredible spectacles named naumachie, an actual naval fight in the area filled up with water, had been arranged. Underneath the Colosseum arena, there were several passages and spaces utilized for reside the gladiators and also the ferocious animals that might be exposed to the middle of the fighting field.

The Palatino museum is situated on the homonymous mountain, on the list of ancient monuments gathered, numerous Iron Age artifacts, tombs as well as pieces of art from imperial structures are displayed. The most crucial of such works would be the ornamental images within the Isiaca studying room.

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Emperor Vespasian had started the building of the Colosseum and it was accomplished by Titus, the son of Emperor Vespasian approximately in 80 A.D. The actual name of the Colosseum was Flavio. However, it started to be referred to as Colosseum due to a huge bronze sculpture of Nero which within the 2nd century was positioned close by the structure. The structure was utilized for hunting simulations, including ferocious,  gladiator battles and exotic pets as well as other entertainments.

The Palatine hill or Palatino is the wrecks of the Castles of Domitian, Augustus, and Tiberius and are on. The other structures consist of what's thought to be the house of Livia, Augustus, wife which includes some fascinating frescoes. There are also some public attraction places like the Domitian Hippodrom, that is regarded as a Ground for foot race competition. Nevertheless, its specific objective is questioned. These days, archaeologists continue to be making new findings since they continue to keep excavate Hill of Palatine.

The Roman Forum, situated in Rome between the 7 hills. In historical periods, it had been a marsh. At the end of the 7th century B.C., following the water drainage of the wetlands, the Forum was built and also this served as the middle of the general public living in Rome for more than a millennium.

You can visit the Colosseum and Palatino by Metro station Colosseo from line B and line A from Manzoni station. Bus lines are 60, 75, 85, 87, 271, 571, 175, 186, 810, 850, C3 and the tram line is no 3. 


  1. The Romans really knew how to build! There's no doubt in my mind they were the most talented architects in history or right up there with the greatest. This Colosseum is so well known. More recently, I have seen Blood and Sand, a show about the lives of gladiators who fought in this structure. I'm not sure how much of it is based on truth or just Hollywood fiction, but it is nice to watch history come alive and dream of a long gone day. I can only imagine how exciting it would have been to actually attend one of these gladiatorial events.

  2. I went there in 2012.. It's one of my favorite wonder places I've ever seen.

  3. One of the best historical place i have ever visited.wanna visit this place again and again.

  4. Jebidiah7/27/2015

    More like TV for ancient times! :) I think this would have been the place to be if you were living back in those days. No movies or other functions to attend. But lots of entertainment to be had here. Though gory!

  5. Anonymous8/07/2015

    Superb place with a great history,I m fully satisfied visiting this place.

  6. Anonymous9/15/2015

    I love travelling and historical site always my first choice while travelling.This place is one of the best attractive historical place I have ever visited all over the world.

  7. Anonymous11/23/2015

    sounds to visit this place once.